Dear friends,

In response to the unfolding COVID-19 situation in Canada, our main goal is to care for everyone who attends Joyful Land Buddhist Centre.

In keeping with announcements by our government and the most recent closure of our Canadian Kadampa Meditation Centre Temple in Toronto, we have decided to close Joyful Land from Saturday, March 14 until April 6. Branch teachings in Orleans and Centrepointe are also cancelled since Public Libraries are also closed.

You will notice that the on-line calendar will reflect this change. We will no longer have a term break for the week of April 6 but instead we will resume classes that week.

This means that the Day Retreat scheduled for March 21 and the Blessing Empowerment of Buddha Vajrasattva scheduled for April 4 will be postponed. All those who have registered on-line for these events will be reimbursed in full.

The Away-Retreat on The Power of Love planned for May 1-3 will go ahead as planned. In the case of cancellation, again, all registrants will be reimbursed. Since this is the case I would encourage anyone who is thinking about attending to please feel comfortable registering online since your registration fee is totally refundable.

As things progress we will update everyone through emails and you can also check for upcoming information. Additionally if you have other questions, please feel free to contact Kelsang Varahi at

We wish you and your families health and peace of mind and look forward to seeing you again in person when things shift away from where we are today.

Finally, we would ask for your prayers, your meditations and dedications for the health and wellbeing of others: in the long term, healing our own minds is the best contribution we can make to healing the suffering in our world.

We can remember the dedication prayers from Medicine Buddha practice:

May everyone who is sick
be swiftly healed,
May every disease that affects living beings,
be permanently eradicated.

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Donations are most welcome

Joyful Land Kadampa Buddhist Centre is a registered Canadian charity (Charitable Reg. Number 88586/6293RR0001).

If you wish to make a monetary donation to the Centre please click the donate button below or contact Kelsang Varahi at to make large sum or regular donations. Money is used for the maintenance and upkeep of the building. Any profits from class fees go towards supporting the International Temples Project for World Peace

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